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An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Daily Current Affairs, News Headlines 20.11.2023

National News

  • On the third day of Chhath Puja festival on Sunday, devotees observed the main ritual of Sandhya Arghya this evening by offering oblation to the setting Sun.
  • The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will begin on Monday in Goa. The opening ceremony will be held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Bambolim in the evening.
  • An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft today departed for the El-Arish airport in Egypt carrying 32 tonnes of relief material for the people of Palestine.
  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala will inaugurate the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 on Tuesday in Ahmedabad.
  • The 42nd Edition of the India International Trade Fair going on at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi opened for the public from Sunday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid his heartfelt tributes to the symbol of the bravery of Indian women power, Rani Lakshmibai on her birth anniversary.
  • In Tamil Nadu, 22 fishermen, arrested by the Srilankan Navy, were released today at the behest of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi today. On this occasion, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, and party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paid their tributes to Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal in New Delhi.
  • President Droupadi Murmu has said that strengthening of law and order is an essential condition for economic and social development. Addressing a group of Indian Police Service probationers of 2022 batch at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday.
  • Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi has alleged a water scam of over 3500 crore in the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) under the AAP government, with regard to irregularities in its bank accounts since 2017.

State News

  • The Government has announced five-option evacuation plan to rescue the 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara Tunnel in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
  • President Droupadi Murmu will attend the inaugural session of the 36th Annual Conference and Literary Festival of All India Santali Writers’ Association at Baripada, Odisha on Monday.
  • In Maharashtra, the Western Naval Command Mumbai organised a half marathon at Azad Maidan in Mumbai today. Around 16 thousand people gathered and ran from Azad Maidan.
  • In Rajasthan, six policemen were killed and one injured when their vehicle collided with a truck on the NH 58 in Churu district early this morning.
  • 15 percent of voting recorded in single-phase election of 230 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh
  • Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha attended the Jammu Kashmir Union Territory Day celebration at the 42nd India International Trade Fair 2023 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi yesterday.
  • In Maharashtra, the Health Department of Solapur district has geared up to provide adequate services in the wake of a suspected Zika patient at Pandharpur.

International News

  • India and Australia to hold second two plus two Defence and Foreign Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi
  • India and Australia are set to hold the second two plus two Defence and Foreign Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi tomorrow. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will hold meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Australia.
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to spread its wings to the south Indian city of Chennai from the 16th of December, especially to facilitate Bangladeshi medical service seekers.
  • Singapore’s High Commissioner to India, Simon Wong greets people on occasion of Sandhya Arghya of Mahaparva Chhath
  • In Japan, the former head of the largest religious Buddhist organisation ‘Soka Gakkai’, Daisaku Ikeda passed away. He was 95. Over several decades, Ikeda developed connections with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and bacame an ally of the government.

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